June 2023 news
Loughborough appoints its first Pro Vice-Chancellor for Sport
Loughborough University has appointed Jo Maher as its first ever Pro Vice-Chancellor for Sport.
Sue’s documentary "Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women’s Sport" launches on Netflix
Alumna Sue Anstiss MBE is an author, podcast host, and women’s sport activist who has been driving change in sport for more than 30 years through engaging content, storytelling and campaigns. Now, working with fellow alumnus Jack Tompkins, Sue’s documentary “Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women’s Sport” will launch on Netflix on 26 June.
Alumni triumph in Innovate UK Young Innovators Next Step Awards
The Next Step Awards recognise former recipients of the Young Innovators awards who have displayed further growth and innovation of their business.
This year was particularly successful for our alumni as they accounted for 50% of recipients of the awards.
Loughborough alumnus takes on charity swim challenge
Alumnus Andrew Donaldson has taken on the ‘Ocean’s Seven Swim Challenge for Mental Health’, which involves the seven toughest and most iconic channel swims in the world, equating to a total of almost 200km.
King's Birthday Honours: Sporting Loughborough alumni recognised
Five Loughborough alumni have been recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours, with four recognised for sports.
Sarah Hunter, David Pond, and Liz Nicholl are all included in King Charles’ first awards list to mark his official birthday in June alongside Lydia Greenway and Karel Thomas.
An insight into the career of music industry icon Rob Dickins
From signing acts such as Madness to working on ‘Believe’ for Cher, alumnus Rob Dickins CBE has had an incredible music career. Starting out at Warner Music UK and spending 15 years as Chairman, the alumnus is an icon within the industry. Here we explore a few highlights of his career.
Alumnus shifts career from engineering to film, tv and production
After graduating from Loughborough, Robin Lee worked as an engineer for almost 20 years. The alumnus has always been interested in additional pursuits alongside his career and has recently taken his creative interests to the next level We found out more about his appearances in films, his new children’s book and his screenplay.
Alumna-supported environmental documentary receives exciting recognition
Akansha Mary graduated with a master’s in Climate Change Science and Management in 2022. Whilst at Loughborough she pursued a role with Climate Explorers, putting her learning into practice.
Rex hands over Presidency of Loughborough Students’ Rugby
Rex Hazeldine has played a huge role in the journey of sport at Loughborough as a member of staff, a leader, and in a voluntary capacity, too. He has recently stepped down as President of Loughborough Students’ Rugby, where he supported the club, its membership scheme and encouraged others to get involved as supporters and contributors.
Alumna shares her journey in creative writing
Itseme Akede started off as a self-taught writer and has since developed a passion for the skill. She has been recognised for a number of her writing projects, winning prizes and competitions for her work.
Creative alumna’s ventures in illustration, writing and creating content
Sam Warburton has explored many creative roles over the years and has always searched for opportunities to expand in her creative career.
Vice-Chancellor and fellow academics share insights into AI
On 5 June, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Jennings CB FREng FRS was joined by three university academics to discuss artificial intelligence (AI).
Alumnus with passion for international development sets up charity
Tom Bailey has recently set up the Teshie Foundation. His vision is to support the eradication of poverty in Africa and ultimately around the world. We chatted to Tom to find out more about his drive and how his time at Loughborough and early career experiences have led to this career direction.
From sculpture to opera, Andrew's creativity shines from the classroom to the stage
Andrew Robinson has taught in art departments in a range of different schools, and he spends his spare time partaking in a variety of stage productions.
Books focused on automotive industry penned by alumnus
David Culshaw started writing books about the automotive industry at a young age. His first book, Post War Car Production, was published by the Temple Press when he was aged 19.
Alumnus combines automotive knowledge with creative design to build go karts
Pravin Rajan always wanted a go kart. Based in India, the costs of importing one would have been much more than the retail price of the vehicle – so he set about designing and building one for himself.
We say thank you this Volunteers' Week
Many alumni generously give their time to support the University and our students. This Volunteers' Week (1-7 June), we say a big thank you to everyone who has supported Loughborough in the last year.